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Overall - ★★★★☆
A true Bay area classic and one which I have run various distances on over the past 13 years.
Registration - ★★★★★
$80. Keeps it under my rule of thumb of no more than $3 per mile. It's also on UltraSignup. Doesn’t get much easier.
Swag - ★★★★☆
Nice ceramic coaster for finishing the ultra. Really nice tech T-shirt. Upgrade over old PCTR shirt.
Course - ★★★★☆
Huddart and Wunderlich Parks are amazingly beautiful and lush.The course is however quite a bit short. Friends finished in under 29 miles. I did over 50K for at least a couple extra miles. Although I have done this race several times I still missed the last turn to the finish as the turn ribbon was obscured by a car. The guy in front of me (I was chasing down the #2 50+ guy) said at the end that he almost missed the turn but his spectating girlfriend directed him the right way.
Post-Race Feed - ★★★★★
Sliders and soup bar. Beer. Doesn’t really get much better. Way to go RD. Maybe some craft brews next time? But that’s really quibbling.
Prizes / Results - ★★★★☆Bottle opener for placing third in age group. Nice. Results were online after a day.